Motorola Greenpoint Kermit

Motorola Greenpoint Kermit
Motorola Greenpoint Kermit
Motorola Greenpoint Kermit
Motorola Greenpoint Kermit
Motorola Greenpoint Kermit
Motorola Greenpoint Kermit
Motorola Greenpoint Kermit
Motorola Greenpoint Kermit
Motorola Greenpoint Kermit
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Motorola Greenpoint Kermit

Year: 1992

Standard: CT2
Factory Code: n/a
TAC: n/a
Notes: Greenpoint was a mobile telephone network of the PTT Telecom (now KPN) in the Netherlands. It started in May 1992. It was intended as a cheap alternative to the expensive car telephone.

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Greenpoint was a mobile telephone network of the PTT Telecom (now KPN) in the Netherlands. It started in May 1992. It was intended as a cheap alternative to the expensive car telephone.

The handset phone of Greenpoint called GreenHopper. In the early days the name Kermit was used to Character Muppet Kermit the Frog. The cost of the license Henson proved so high that an extension was not an option. Thus, it was stopped by the name of Kermit.

Greenpoint is a so-called type 2 Cordless Telephone (CT2) system, based on the ETSI standard I-ETS 300 131. The system works digitally. The standard describes two types of use: private and public. The private use is done with a mobile phone and a base station in the home. The base station is connected to the telephone network. The public phone function works in close proximity (150 meters) of a public base station (TelePoint). In the Netherlands, there were about 5,000; mainly located in post offices, V and D's, gas stations, exhibition halls, railway stations, restaurants and parking.
At these locations with a Green Point Station, one could call, but can not receive calls. In order to be still accessible, often a pager was used. Kermit was also with built-in pager available. At the height of its existence, in 1996, Greenpoint had 60,000 subscribers. In 1998, this number had fallen to 20,000. Greenpoint was terminated on January 1, 1999.

Remarkably, in almost all networks for public office, only the call is deployed from the portable telephone, although the standard does indeed provide for the possibility to call the mobile phone. Only in France is built into the test phase of the network there, Bibop this facility. However mobile phones were virtually anywhere on the market which were fitted with a beeper (pager) in order to increase the accessibility of subscribers.

The most successful were the CT2 systems in Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada. But ultimately also as the CT2 networks it must pass at the end of the nineties against GSM for mobile telephony and DECT for fixed line.


See: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenpoint_(telefoonnetwerk)



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